Post the success of Honor 10, the e-brand of Huawei, Honor, launched two new smartphones, Honor 7A and Honor 7C in the budget segment category clearly challenging Xiaomi and ASUS. These two smartphones have the basic characteristics to attract buyers in this segment. We’ve got Honor 7A for review and will check the functions of it as how does it perform under various circumstances. Let’s check this out as how Honor 7A going to cement the position of Honor in the already cluttered budget segment in India.
The looks given to the Honor smartphones are always in accordance to the demand of the users. The new Honor 7A has an aluminium frame running towards the edge of the phone providing beautiful and shiny look to the device. The body has curvy edges making the phone easy to hold and operate. The phone is light as well and it does not feel heavy even after hours of operating the device. The front side of the phone has the 5.7 inch screen and above the screen lies the selfie camera plus the front LED flash. At the left side of the phone lies the SIM tray which can hold dual SIMs at the same time plus a microSD card. The right side of the phone is sporting the volume rockers and power button. At the top lies 3.5mm headphone jack while the bottom of the device is sporting microUSB port and two speaker grilles to deliver amazing sound quality. The back side of the phone has dual sensor placed horizontally and the LED flash is placed next to the dual sensors. At the rear side lies the fingerprint sensor within the easy reach.
Honor 7A has compact size neither too big nor too small and it has ideal display size as well. Honor 7A is featuring 5.7 inch HD display with a resolution of 720×1440 pixels. The phone automatically adjusts its brightness according to the exposure of light in which you are. It offers wide viewing angles to have a close look to everything which is being displayed on the screen. The screen size is enough to provide comfortable gaming experience as well. The screen of the phone is protected by 2.5D curved glass which shields the screen from any hampering.
The new Honor 7A is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor powerful enough to carry majority tasks with ease. The multi-tasking while testing was normal as few apps were getting closed in between. The RAM size on the phone is of 3GB and it provides full support to the processor while handling any task. The gaming experience is also good as the phone allows you to any game as well but if you play games like Asphalt, COD, Golf clash etc then the phone to tends to get warm or seems exhausted. Excluding such heavy games the average games and other apps works brilliantly with no issues. The internal storage is of decent size which is mostly found in budget ranged smartphones which is of 32GB. The storage can be further expanded with the help of dedicated microSD card slot. The operating system of the Honor 7A is Android 8.0 with EMUI 8.0 providing latest updates to the phone.
The cameras on board are amazing as well because they can deliver clear images in every condition no matter what the circumstances are. The new Honor 7A is sporting 8 megapixel front camera which has various modes with it like face detection, beautification etc. The selfie camera of this budget range smartphone can surely buy the attention of the users who likes to have clear images without spending much. The front LED flash is giving the phone an upper hand because it is not usually found in many smartphones. The front LED flash allows you to take clear images even when it is dark but if you zoom in a bit there arises some graining effects but otherwise the selfie is extremely good and stands up to the expectations of the users. The phone has dual rear sensors with 13 megapixel sensor and 2 megapixel depth sensor and it delivers stunning images every time you put the camera into use. The images captured at daytime are well clear and defined, colour preservation of the images are very well as. The camera adjusts its focus automatically and there are various modes enabled with the rear camera as well which could be found in the camera settings. The images taken at dim light conditions are also very well as there is hardly any missing of details. The flash enables the rear camera to capture images of clear quality without hindering the main focus of the camera.
The battery power of the new Honor 7A is also decent which is of 3,000mAh. The battery is capable of lasting through a day with single full charge if it is used moderately. The charging seems to be of average speed and charges the phone within some hours.
The Honor 7A has the traits of being a good smartphone under 10K. It boasts on QS 430 octa-core chipset, which is a good addition as Honor generally uses its own Kirin chipsets, sleek body and dual rear lens priced at Rs 8,999. Honor 7A also has Face Unlock apart from fingerprint sensor and 2+1 SIM and card slot for expansion. It will have to compete with Redmi 5 in its category. Overall, Honor 7A gives the satisfaction of an all-rounder smartphone.